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DANTE, VIRGINIA - Carl E. "Pete" Castle Sr., 80, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on Saturday, December 31, 2011 at Heritage Hall College Road in Wise, Virginia.
He was born in Scott County, Virginia; son of the late Clint "Bill" and Kate Kilgore Castle of Dante, Virginia. He was a Veteran of the Korean War serving in the U.S. Marine Corp.He worked for the United Postal Service for more than forty-one years. He managed the old Dante Baseball League. He started the first Dante Volunteer Fire Department and was Dante's first Fire Chief. He was an avid animal lover. He attended Straight Hollow Freewill Baptist Church. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He is survived by his loving wife of fifty-eight years and mother of his children, Betty Tompa Castle; two daughters, Teresa Booker and husband, Eddie, of Castlewood, Virginia and Gwen "Sam" Jordan and husband, Sammy, of St. Paul, Virginia; two sons, Tim Castle and wife, Darlene, of Dante, Virginia and Carl "Doo" Castle, Jr. and wife, Norma, of Castlewood, Virginia; two sisters; Ms. Betty Castle of Dante, Virginia and Phyllis Wallace and husband, Johnny, of Carolina Beach, North Carolina; one brother; Billy Castle and wife, Kathleen, of Castlewood, Virginia; three grandchildren, Chandra Booker, Dara Francis and husband, Heath, and Matt Jordan all of Castlewood, Virginia; special granddaughter, Daya Hall; two very special great grandchildren, Kailee Hall and Sophie Hall; best friend and long time Marine buddy, Lee Keene of Grundy, Virginia; special friend, Pam Hall; brothers-in-law, Frank Tompa, Jr. and Thomas Phillips; sister-in-law, Jane Phillips; a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; the many friends that knew Pete during his precious Eighty years that loved him.
Funeral Services for Carl E. "Pete" Castle, Sr. will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2012, in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia with Rev. Olen Cassell, Rev. Ted Phillips, and Rev. Ken Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Hill Memorial Park, Castlewood, Virginia. Pallbearers will be Matt Jordan, Heath Francis, Shaun Hall, Terry Stone, Jon C. Phillips, and Mark Gullett. Honorary Pallbearers will be Members of the Dante Volunteer Fire Department, Frank Tompa, Jr., Thomas Phillips, and Lee Keene.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2012 in Castlewood Funeral Home, Castlewood, Virginia. On line condolences may be sent to the Castle family through our website and a video tribute may be viewed at www.castlewoodfuneralhome.com. Castlewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.